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Writing skills and referencing for psychology students

Designed for anyone working towards assessed psychology programmes, the objective of our Writing Skills and Referencing for Psychology Students course is to improve your ability and confidence in completing both free and timed written assignments. You will learn about:

  • decoding and answering a question
  • the importance of planning
  • basic essay structure
  • understanding marking criteria
  • correct referencing, including referencing tools (e.g. Endnotes)
  • Turnitin and similarity reports.

To get the most out of the course, you are advised to bring examples of essay titles you are likely to be set.

This course is currently being run online.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

This module is non-accredited and carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Sat 30-Jan-21 10am-2pm

Check class timetable

Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms